You’ve managed to stay off smokes for a day, a week, month or even a year. Well done! You weren’t sure you were going to make it but here you are – smoke free! It’s going favorably and you feel great! Well, mostly. There’s one little problem. Every now and then, things happen that make you feel like having a cigarette. Smoking Temptations For instance, as often … [Read more...] about Resist Picking Up Another Cigarette
Could our new president of the United States become a poster child for smoking cessation and the millions of Americans trying to quit? Now that President Obama is in the White House the eye is one him to see if he will follow through with his promise to the first lady and deal with his nicotine addiction and quit smoking. In a recent interview, he confessed he hasn't … [Read more...] about Obama Forever Hooked on Nicotine?
University research suggests individuals with greater sensitivity to bitter tastes are less likely to develop a dependence on nicotine than those with a lower sensitivity to such tastes. "If a person is a [sensitive] taster, then that person is less likely to become a smoker," said lead investigator Ming Li, professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences. "In other … [Read more...] about Nicotine Dependency Linked to Bitter Tastes
University of Virginia Health System researchers found that two interacting genes related to bitter taste sensitivity play an important role in a person’s development of nicotine dependence and smoking behavior. People with higher taste sensitivity aren’t as likely to become dependent on nicotine as people with decreased taste sensitivity, the researchers … [Read more...] about Critical Genetic Link Found Between Human Taste Differences and Nicotine Dependence
Nicotine dependence is the physical vulnerability to the chemical nicotine, which is potently addicting when delivered by various tobacco products. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes contains thousands of chemicals, including nicotine. Being addicted to tobacco brings a host of health problems related to the substances in tobacco smoke. These effects include damage … [Read more...] about Smoking-Related Illnesses Come with Significant Costs